Products and Ingredients //
QOLAC has more than 100 brands focused on IT, health and wellbeing. Our products are used safely millions of times a
day and we understand that people are increasingly interested in IT, health and environmental issues and want know more
about the ingredients in the products they use.
Find out more about the ingredients we use in our business, home and personal care products so you can be
sure that whenever you use an QOLAC product you know it is a product you can trust.
Our approach to the safety of products and ingredients
Product safety and secure is our top priority. Our business, home and personal care products are used every day by
millions of people around the world. People trust us to provide them with products that are safe for them,
their business, their families and the environment.
Our ingredient standards
Our ingredient standards are determined by three key factors: laws and regulations, our own
internal safety and secure assessments, and changing consumer preferences.
At a minimum we ensure our products comply with applicable laws. In several areas we set our standards
higher than those required by law. When this happens we also expect our suppliers and partners to meet these
standards. Similarly, when we take on a new brand or a new company we work to ensure they meet our standards as soon as possible.
We apply the same standards wherever in the world our products are made, sold or used. Our standards
are continually reviewed and updated in light of new information.
Assuring safety and sustainability through scientific excellence and collaboration
As well as conducting our own pioneering scientific research, we also work closely with leading authorities
around the world including regulators, government scientists and academic experts. This collaboration ensures
we are always using the most up to date scientific advances within our safety and environmental sustainability
assessments. We use internationally recognized safety and sustainability assessments that take into account
the product’s technology, its ingredients, and how it will be used.
Understanding hazard, exposure and risk
Our safety assessment considers two key factors - hazard and exposure - in determining the level of risk of an ingredient or a product.
Potential hazards are all around us and sometimes in the places we might least expect.
For example: cyanide is a hazardous chemical and it can be released when apple pips are eaten.
We know that cyanide is a hazard but the very low levels released and which we are exposed to when we accidentally eat a few apple pips mean that it doesn’t pose a risk.
The hazard –exposure assessment is particularly relevant for selecting ingredients and ensuring they are used at the right levels to be both safe and effective.
When we assess exposure to a product we consider how much of the product is likely to be used each time, and the duration and
frequency of use. We also include the possibility of foreseeable unintended use of the product; for example: using shower gel to wash hair.
By ensuring the levels of exposure to a product are well below those that may cause harm, we be can be sure that our products are
safe for the people who use them, our employees, and the environment.
If any new information on an ingredient becomes available we assess it. If this information changes our previous risk assessment, we always take action.
Listening to you
From time to time some of the people who use our products tell us they would prefer us to make certain products without certain ingredients.
All of the ingredients in all of our products are safe; nevertheless, where a suitable alternative ingredient is available we will always consider substituting.
If you have any questions about any of the ingredients in any of our products, please contact us.